Award-winning bridge

Award-winning bridge

Akrobaten bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge that conects "the new neighbourhood" Bjørvika with the old Oslo.

Akrobaten bridge

How to construct a bridge across Norway's largest traffic hub - Oslo S - without any traffic consequences? For such a demanding and complex task it was crucial that the client and contractor utilised their combined expertise during the planning and implementation phase.

Akrobaten bridge

Linking neighbourhoods together. Bjørvika is taking on a great shape but the access had to be improved in order for the neighbourhood to really come to life. A new pedestrian bridge across Oslo S was one of several ways to make it easier to move between Grønland and Bjørvika. The connection crosses 19 tracks at Oslo S and is linked to the platform area as an eastern access point for train passengers.

Strict precision requirements. In respect of the strict requirements from Jernbaneverket concerning restricted closures to Oslo S, the bridge had to be installed in accordance with extremely exact times and intervals. The bridge was installed in 20 phases, during which Oslo S was wholly or partly closed to train traffic for between seven and twelve hours at night and on weekends.

Project details:

  • Contract type: Prime contract
  • Contract sum: approximately 110 million kroner
  • Construction time: 15/01/2009 to 01/07/2010
  • Developer: Bjørvika Infrastruktur AS
  • Client: Bjørvika Infrastruktur AS

Technical information:

  • A section of a 500-m long pedestrian link between Grønland and Bjørvika.
  • Total length: 213 m.
  • Consists of five spans, the longest measuring 67 m.